Donald Trump before becoming the US President, personally wrote a letter inviting Russian President Vladimir Putin to attend the 2013 Miss Universe pageant which was held in Moscow, a media report said.
At the bottom of the typed letter, Trump scrawled a postscript adding that he looked forward to seeing "beautiful" women during his trip, informed sources told The Washington Post.
The letter has been turned over to investigators probing Russia's interference in the 2016 campaign. It is unclear whether Trump's missive was ever delivered to the Russian President - and if so, whether Putin responded.
Meanwhile John Dowd, an attorney for President Trump, said he was not familiar with the letter.
"It's all nonsense," he said.
However, Putin did not attend the pageant and instead sent Trump a "friendly" letter and a gift of a Russian lacquered box.
Over the years, Donald Trump has offered inconsistent stories about whether he met Putin before he became president.
During a Republican primary debate in November 2015, Trump said that he knew Putin "very well".
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